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Follow Rachel de Thame's video advice on planting irises, with tips on drainage, positioning and when to divide them.summerMore advice on growing irisesDividing irisesCreating an iris container displayDealing with iris leaf spotLayering bulbs in a
'Or' or any prepared narcissus bulbsPebbles, gravel or glass beadsGlass jarWatering can September - early October 10 minutes Place a layer of pebbles, gravel or glass beads in the base of your chosen container.Push the narcissus bulbs to about half their depth
Sarah Raven demonstrates the most effective method for picking tulips from the garden to ensure the best display indoors, without inhibiting next year's growth.MayMore advice on growing tulipsTreating tulip virusLayering bulbs in a pot
How to plant hyacinths in a pot.How to layer bulbs in a pot.Planting up a Christmas pot.Creating a container of fiery winter colours with dogwood, fern and skimmia.Making a Christmas wreath.Planting up a festive container with cyclamen and cineraria.
Watch Sarah Raven's video demonstration of how to plant allium bulbs in the dry garden at Berryfields, with advice on the ideal location, soil condition, and planting depth.autumnMore advice on growing alliumsHow to collect allium seeds
need enough time in the cold and dark for the root system to develop and support flowering. Use a thermometer to ascertain that your shed or garden is cold enough (it should be around 10°C). Once inside, place the bulbs or corms in a cool, north
If you want a spring-flowering display to go on as long as possible, plant separate layers of different varieties of bulbs in one pot. All you need to create a display which flowers in succession is a large pot and a variety of bulbs
Follow Rachel de Thame's video advice on planting up a container of summer-flowering bulbs, with advice on choosing healthy bulbs, planting depths and protection from frost.springMore advice on planting bulbsLayering bulbs in a potPlanting lily
Sarah Raven offers video advice on planting eucomis bulbs in a pot, including information on drainage, compost and planting depths.springMore advice on growing exotic plantsCaring for cannas video project with Carol Klein.Growing exotic plants from
Several varieties of lily form small bulbils on their stems from late summer to autumn, from which new plants can be propagated. If they fall off the plant, they rarely grow into large plants, so it's best to remove the bulbils by hand and plant them in pots. Grow the bulbils on ...